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Restless Shareholders Pelt Mayer With Yahoo Merger Proposals
Alternative Investment Management this weekend sent a letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, urging her to consider merging with SoftBank. That request came a few days after Starboard Value sent Mayer a missive recommending that Yahoo acquire AOL. The proposals are independent of one another, but the investors making them are following the same line of reasoning. Shareholders want to see results.
PayPal, eBay Headed for Splitsville
eBay on Tuesday announced that its 12-year marriage to PayPal was coming to an end. The move comes mere months after eBay beat down an attempt by corporate raider Carl Icahn to peel PayPal from the online auction site."For more than a decade, eBay and PayPal have mutually benefited from being part of one company, creating substantial shareholder value,"said eBay President and CEO John Donahoe.
Tech Advances Will Give Aging Baby Boomers More Independence
The U.S. is facing a retirement wave; 76 million Baby Boomers are beginning to hit the 65-year-old mark. By 2025, the number of people between 65 and 85 will account for 16.6 percent of the population. In the U.S., the elderly prefer aging in their own home, but it can be risky. Connectivity and technology advances are enabling more sophisticated devices and tools to help consumers and caretakers.
Can Ello Convince Facebook Fans to Say Farewell?
Facebook may have garnered 1.3 billion users since its inception a decade or so ago, but today there's an upstart contender that has set its sights on much of that same social networking world."Simple, beautiful and ad-free"is Ello's tagline, and the new social network is gaining considerable attention.
Amazon Cranks Up IoT Innovation Machine
Amazon is ramping up its innovative hardware product testing and beefing up marketing strategies to give its nearly quarter billion customers better ways to buy its wares using Internet-connected devices. Amazon will boost staffing at its Silicon Valley hardware unit, Lab126, by at least 27 percent over the next five years, according to reports that surfaced last week.
Give the Gift of Social Customer Service
Snow flurries and the smell of pine needles. Eggnog and hot apple cider. Gingerbread men and latkes. Stockings and dreidels. Ornaments and menorahs. Trips to see family, and... visits to the customer service department? The holiday season is upon us, and it isn't complete without a customer service interaction or two. Remember when there was an actual customer service counter in department stores?
Major Players Bid for Slice of Federal Health Records Pie
The ambitious health information technology program now under way at the U.S. Department of Defense has garnered attention from some of the major e-commerce companies in the U.S. The DoD soon will evaluate bids for its 10-year, multibillion-dollar program to enhance its health IT capability, with an emphasis on electronic health records.
Facebook Launches Atlas to Shoulder the Whole Digital-Advertising World
Facebook on Monday announced Atlas, a rebuilt ad platform that gives marketers access to its vast troves of user data and helps them direct highly targeted ads across the Web."Atlas delivers people-based marketing, helping marketers reach real people across devices, platforms and publishers,"explained Erik Johnson, head of the new Facebook service.
Banks, Businesses Scramble to Smash Bash Shellshock Bug
Banks and businesses toiled over the weekend to crush a bug in a widely used open source operating system. The flaw has been in Unix for some 25 years, but it was revealed just last week. If exploited, the vulnerability could be used to inject malicious code or take command of a system or device. Dubbed"Shellshock,"it requires patching systems and devices running Apple's OS X, Linux and Unix.
Debunking the Lead Numbers Myth
Sales people love leads. They want lots of them, and they want them now. The more leads, the more money -- because sales is a numbers game, right? Well, yes and no. Some believe in an equation that says X number of leads will produce Y number of closed deals. If you make X greater, Y will be greater, too, right? That's a quaint thought, but it's not the way it works.
Leveling the Monetization Playing Field on the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things is expected to be a $7 trillion market in six years. However, many small to medium-sized IT firms that do not have the capital to acquire the Nests of the world are left to wonder how they can benefit from this lucrative trend. SMBs with little or no IT in-house support can monetize this new market without reinventing the wheel.